The green zone in the city This is where businessmen, tourists and Bangkok residents come to jog. Older folks practice their Tai Chi while others just Relax in the fresh environment.
lumpini park is the first public park in Bangkok. It is a multi-functional park where people can do several outdoor leisure activities under fresh air and shade. A lot of flora and fauna and a large lake can be seen in the park. In the past, not only a public park for outdoor exercise, Lumpini Park also served as a place for having parties and ballroom dancing. Now, the park is still popular for people doing outdoor leisure activities such as exercising, doing Tai Chi, playing games and music, learning social dancing, reading books in the library and so on. Interesting things in the Park The statue of King Rama VI-it was built in 1942 to commemorate the construction of the park. Smiling Sun Ground (Lan Tawan Yim)-it is a place for disabled people where playgrounds, other resources for the disable and special parking lots are provided. Bangkok Elder Citizens Club-the club is in the Lumpini Hall and is a place for elders to communicate, relax, exercise, and train. Social dancing courses are available every Saturday-Sunday. Home of Hope-it is a refuge for homeless children that provides information, advice and education to help the children. Lumpini Park Library-the library provides books and videos for people. Lumpini Youth Center-the place offers various kinds of sport and sport training for children and youth. Sri Thai Derm Food Center-Food and drink are sold there. Rental swan paddle boats and rowing boats are available around the lake. Buddhist Dharma Activities-the activities are held the last Sunday of every month. People can make merit, offer food to monks and listen to Buddhist’s teaching. Music in the Park-people can enjoy listening to Thai music and Western music in the park. For more information, go to the website http://office.bangkok.go.th/publicpark/park01.asp